Livestock genetics could be a valuable resource

Farm animal genetic resources are not only valued significantly for their current economic, environmental services social and cultural roles but also as sources of genetic variability to mitigate unpredicted future production systems’ needs and challenges such as climate changes and consumer preferences.

It is pertinent to understand and comprehensively characterise them as well as the environment in which they are kept or managed, said Provincial Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Malik Ahmad Ali Aulakh while addressing an international seminar on phenotypic and molecular characterisation of indigenous chicken, goats and their wild relatives organised by the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics (ABG) at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad on Monday.

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